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2009 World Baseball Classic

Unlike 2006, the 2009 version of the WBC has a double-elimination format in the first two rounds.

The winners from Toronto will meet the winners from Puerto Rico in the second round, while the winners from Tokyo will meet with the winners from Mexico City.

The semifinals and finals are on March 21 and 23 at Dodger Stadium.

* - Team moves on to Round 2


Pool A

Team W L
* Korea 3 1
* Japan 2 1
China 1 2
Chinese Taipei 0 2

Pool B

Team W L
* Cuba 3 0
* Mexico 2 2
Australia 1 2
South Africa 0 2

Pool C

Team W L
* Venezuela 3 1
* United States 2 1
Italy 1 2
Canada 0 2

Pool D

Team W L
* Puerto Rico 3 0
*Netherlands 2 2
Dominican Republic 1 2
Panama 0 2

Schedule

POOL A: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan

DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Thursday March 5 China vs. Japan 0 - 4
Friday March 6 Chinese Taipei vs. Korea 0 - 9
Saturday March 7 Chinese Taipei vs. China 1 - 4
Japan vs. Korea 14 - 2
Sunday March 8 China vs. Korea 0 - 14
Monday March 9 Japan vs. Korea 0 - 1

POOL B: Foro Sol Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico

DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Sunday March 8 Cuba vs. South Africa 8 - 1
Australia vs. Mexico 17 - 7
Monday March 9 South Africa vs. Mexico 3 - 14
Tuesday March 10 Cuba vs. Australia 5 - 4
Wednesday March 11 Mexico vs. Australia 16 - 1
Thursday March 12 Cuba vs. Mexico 16 - 4

POOL C: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada

DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Saturday March 7 Canada vs. United States 5 - 6
Italy vs. Venezuela 0 - 7
Sunday March 8 United States vs. Venezuela 15 - 6
Monday March 9 Canada vs. Italy 2 - 6
Tuesday March 10 Italy vs. Venezuela 1 - 10
Wednesday March 11 United States vs. Venezuela 3 - 5

POOL D: Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico

DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Saturday March 7 Dominican Republic vs. Netherlands 2 - 3
Panama vs. Puerto Rico 0 - 7
Sunday March 8 Dominican Republic vs. Panama 9 - 0
Monday March 9 Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico 1 - 3
Tuesday March 10 Dominican Republic vs. Netherlands 1 - 2 (11)
Wednesday March 11 Puerto Rico vs. Netherlands 5 - 0

Round 2

POOL 1: PETCO Park, San Diego, California

DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Sunday March 15 Korea vs. Mexico 8 - 2
Cuba vs. Japan 0 - 6
Monday March 16 Mexico vs. Cuba 4 - 7
Tuesday March 17 Japan vs. Korea 1 - 4
Wednesday March 18 Cuba vs. Japan 0 - 5
Thursday March 19 Korea vs. Japan 2 - 6

POOL 2: Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida

DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Saturday March 14 Venezuela vs. Netherlands 3 - 1
Puerto Rico vs. United States 11 - 1
Sunday March 15 Netherlands vs. United States 3 - 9
Monday March 16 Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico 2 - 0
Tuesday March 17 United States vs. Puerto Rico 6 - 5
Wednesday March 18 Venezuela vs. United States 10 - 6

Semifinals and Finals

FINALS: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California


DATE TEAMS TIME/RESULT
Saturday March 21 Korea vs. Venezuela 10 - 2
Sunday March 22 United States vs. Japan 4 - 9
Monday March 23 Korea vs. Japan 3 - 5 (10)



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